A couple has been arrested for allegedly burning the privates of a teen they suspect of raping their four-year-old daughter.
Atiku Yahaya and Farida Hamza reportedly paid a group of young men to abduct 17-year-old Ahmad Ibrahim after they suspected him of the rape of their daughter, say police.
They then beat him and locked him in their toilet at their home in the city of Sokoto in Sokoto state, north-western Nigeria.
Nigeria's Security and Civil Defence Corps arrested the couple shortly afterwards.
Corps commandant Babangida Abdullahi said that Ahmad was responding well to treatment at a specialist hospital in Sokoto and that the couple were soon due in court.
Ahmad has denied committing the rape and his father Ibrahim Abdullahi – the alleged victim's uncle – has called for a harsh punishment for his attackers.
He alleges one of the suspects threatened to kill him, which they later denied to media.
He said: 'This is like a family affair as my son always took her and two others to and from school.'
Source - Metro